Lanseria International Airport

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Lanseria International Airport
LanseriaAirport LandsideExterior Jan2009.jpg
Airport typePrivate
Hub for
Elevation AMSL4,520 ft / 1,377 m
Coordinates25°56′19″S 027°55′34″E / 25.93861°S 27.92611°E / -25.93861; 27.92611Coordinates: 25°56′19″S 027°55′34″E / 25.93861°S 27.92611°E / -25.93861; 27.92611
HLA is located in Greater Johannesburg
Location the Johannesburg area
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 9,996 3,047 Asphalt (45 m or 148 ft wide)

Lanseria International Airport (IATA: HLA, ICAO: FALA) is a privately owned international airport that is situated north of Randburg and Sandton to the north west of Johannesburg, South Africa. The airport can handle aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 757-300.


Airside exterior showing passengers exiting the terminal
Air traffic control tower at Lanseria

Lanseria Airport started out as a grass strip airfield in 1972, the brainchild of two Pretoria pilots – Fanie Haacke and Abe Sher. The land was originally bought by Krugersdorp and Roodepoort Municipality together with the Transvaal Peri-Urban Board and contracted to Lanseria Management Company on a 99-year lease since 1972.

The airport was officially opened by the Minister of Transport at the time, Hannes Rall, on 16 August 1974. Soon after its opening, Lanseria Airport hosted the Air Africa '75 (in 1975).

When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990 he was flown to Johannesburg landing at Lanseria Airport.

On 15 November 2012 the airport was sold to a consortium consisting of Harith, an infrastructure development fund management company; the women's empowerment company Nozala; and the Government Employee Pension Fund, through the Public Investment Corporation.[1]

On 11 November 2013 the airport opened its new 45-meter-wide 07/25 Runway and also closing the existing 30-meter-wide 06/24 runway. Kulula was the first carrier to land on the new runway.[2] [3]

In November 2017 airport officials announced that they were negotiating with Air Namibia, Kenya Airways, Air Mauritius and Air Botswana for flights to and from the airport as part of their expansion plan.[4]

Aerodrome Information

Runway 07 is equipped with ILS CAT I and is directed at 047° East of True North. The single runway has a 1.5% gradient, sloping up towards the South-West end of the runway; despite this gradient, the preferred landing direction is from the South West, landing on Runway 07. Primarily because the wind are usually Northerly winds, blowing South.

Tower 124.000 MHz
Ground 121.650 MHz
Apron 122.850 MHz
VOR/DME 117.400 MHz
ATIS 127.650 MHz

Airlines and destinations

FlySafairCape Town, Durban
Kulula.comCape Town, Durban

Other facilities

National Airways has its head office building on the airport property.[6]

Various maintenance and avionics companies are situated on the airport including Interjet Maintenance, MPT Maintenance, ExecuJet, Lanseria Jet centre and NAC with various other smaller outfits. The maintenance facilities at Lanseria International Airport provide small to midsize aircraft maintenance mainly focused on corporate aircraft and small regional airliners, up to a Bombardier CRJ700 or similar.

Accidents and incidents


  1. ^ "Lanseria Airport sold". Fin24. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Kulula inaugurates new Lanseria Runway". News24. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  3. ^ "New Runway at Lanseria International Airport". Lanseria. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Lanseria airport eyes massive growth". Fin24. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  5. ^ "FALA_AERODROME%20CHART_AD-01_11_DEC_202014" (PDF). South African Civil Aviation Authority. SACAA. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Directions to NAC Lanseria Archived 30 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine." National Airways. Retrieved on 18 February 2011.
  7. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 ZS-JYF Lanseria Airport (HLA)". Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  8. ^ "6 March 2009 – New Silver Falcons Livery Now Available for Microsoft Flight Simulator". Retrieved 30 June 2012.